Turner Anderson wins First Place Award at the OAEPS Annual Meeting
Congratulations to Economics Department graduate student, Turner Anderson, who won the First Place Award in the Economics Graduate Student Paper Competition at the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (OAEPS) 76th Annual Meeting Conference held at Northern Kentucky University on September 23-24, 2016. Turner’s research paper titled, "The Impact of Obesity on Unemployment Spells in the United States," found that obese women faced significantly longer job searches than non-obese women and that both obese men and women faced significantly longer total unemployment in the time period 2007-2013. Financial support for Turner’s conference expenses were provided by UA’s Graduate Student Government’s Professional Enrichment Grant and the Department of Economics. More details about OAEPS are available at http://www.oaeps.org/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-preliminary-schedule-of-events/.
DALTON KONOP WINS 3rd PLACE!
Congratulations to Economics Department student Dalton Konop (first one from the right in the picture), who won third place for his economic research in the poster competition held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on April 29, 2016. Dalton's research was titled The Effect of Grants for Higher Education on Crime: Differentiating Need and Merit-Based Aid. The competition was sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the University of Akron Economics Department. Dalton was one of five students from the UA Economics Department who entered the competition along with fourteen other students from Ohio and western Pennsylvania colleges. The Cleveland Fed has been partnering with the University of Akron's Department of Economics to host the competition each spring since 2009.
ECONOMICS PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
We have been recognized for excellence by The Financial Engineer in a recent national ranking of 157 schools that offer a terminal master’s degree in economics. Full story.
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Dr. Weinstein now has our department Facebook page up and running! Follow us for department news, interesting articles and upcoming seminars and events. (9/2015)
ALUMUS HONORED BY FIRSTENERGY
Congratulations to Economics Department alum, Tom Dolezal (BA 2009, MA 2011), who was awarded one of six FirstEnergy’s President’s Award, presented to employees who show leadership, innovation and commitment. Tom is an Analyst III, Retail Tariff Analysis & Forecasting at FirstEnergy and was recognized for automating and stream-lining a process that calculates metered but unbilled sales and revenue. Keep up the good work, Tom!!
PROFESSOR PROFILED BY UNIV OF KANSAS
Economics Department Associate Professor Dr. Sucharita Ghosh was profiled this spring 2015 in the University of Kansas, Department of Economics, Alumni newsletter, The KU Economist. Dr. Ghosh earned both her her master’s and her doctoral degrees at Kansas. Read KU’s profile here.
ALUMNUS EXCELS AT DOMINION EAST OHIO
We congratulate economics department alumnus, Jeff Murphy, who was promoted to Vice President at Dominion East Ohio and now leads the Ohio operations. Jeff earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at here. He began his career at the former East Ohio Gas Company in 1986 and has held a variety of positions and leadership roles. Jeff continues to be active in guiding the course of the department as a member of the Economics Department Advisory Board.
THE DILLEY FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
The Department of Economics is grateful for David and Lessia Dilley’s gift to establish The Dilley Family Endowed Scholarship in Economics. In 1973, David received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science. He serves on both the Economics Department Advisory Board and The University of Akron National Alumni Board of Directors.
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